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here's a look at authors recently featured on both tvs "after words". our weekly author interview program. colorado representative ken buck discussed corruption in washington and his plans for reform. washington times national security columnist bill gertz provided his thoughts on how the united states can outpace global competitors in the information age. and former chief of the new york police department internal affairs bureau charles campisi describes his work investigating corruption in the police force. in the coming weeks on "after words" new york times correspondent helene cooper will explore the life of ellen johnson surly, leader of the liberian women's movement and the first democratic leader president in african history. msnbc host chris hayes racial inequality in the united states. stuart taylor will explore sexual assault on college campuses. this weekend, ohio governor chase john cusick will reflect on the 2016 presidential campaign. >> what i think is to happen in our country and it's not just a
divided congress. i read in the new york times that this one move in with her wedding from america to italy because she couldn't get her relatives there because she was afraid there'd be a riot, fighting about politics. one of my boyhood friends told me he cannot talk to his father at all about politics. his father is 90 and dave was telling me the other day all we do is shout at each other. i don't even go there anymore. we know these families are fighting, you unfriend someone on facebook if they say something you don't like. i think, there are things that pull us together. i'll give you what i think a couple of them are. one is the drug problem. the dea, drug enforcement agency , told me that the only way to win this is through education. we ought to have groups in our neighborhoods that were to spread this message to young people. i believe in mentoring programs. they're the most powerful thing to give kids confidence -- that's not republican or
democrat. the drug issues not democrat or republican. it's a human issue. for somebody who lives in your neighborhood was lost their spouse of 60 years, we all have to pitch in and help a person like that. as we begin to work together to solve some of these things in our neighborhood, will learn to communicate with one another and then we can send a message up to the leaders that they got a knock this stuff off. >> "after words" airs on book tv every saturday at 10:00 p.m. and sunday at 9:00 p.m. eastern. watch all previous afterword programs on our website booktv.org. >> march 7, 2015 on board air force one we were flying down with president obama, then a president obama, selma alabama. i'd asked him a question about quote unquote post- racial versus post- obama era. he said i would not equate my election with seminal moments like emancipation proclamation but a passage of the civil
rights act of 1954, voting rights of 1965, those were massive changes in legal status that represented fundamental breaks in america's tragic history. they were the pillars of the fort 13th amendment, 14 the moment, 15 amendment of the rights of the 60s. those represented the dismantling of the formal discrimination in this country. it did nothing that will compare to that. moving forward, our work is to build on that work, to find two network where we see formal dissemination of state-sponsored dissemination still occurring. increasingly, our work has to do with dealing with the ongoing legacy of a divided society. closing the opportunity gaps, closing the achievement gaps, closing the wealth gaps that inevitably have been tasked on from generation to generation because the gaps are so white. that involves know one piece of legislation but requires a host
of different efforts. it means investing in early childhood education. it means making sure everybody has health insurance. it means that kind of public, private work that were doing through my brother's keeper. it means getting more african-americans in education math, engineering. it's not going to be one simple goal but rather a sustained effort on a variety of fronts that will take us to the next leg of this journey towards a must just society. wow. that was on our way to selma alabama for the 50th anniversary of blood he sunday. those words still ring true today. who are we? this book goes into the heart of the matter. when you talk about race -- this piggybacks on what then president obama said -- isn't it strange state then president obama? it's only been ten days -- the bottom line is we still have a
society that is divided. i'm going to think, i'll go back to my child's favorite singer, leslie ogden junior, we are united divided states. when it comes to matters of states race, they still have the highest number of negatives and issues of policing are very important as well as the pieces where i start in this book. traditionally in the african-american community, the american black committee, there is an instinctive coming-of-age truth for our young black men called the talk. it's something black fathers or father figures give their son. it's meant to be a lifetime tool that might help these boys strategically navigate interactions with law enforcement. the ultimate goal is to avoid all altercations. it's the life-and-death talk for some black males. now more than ever if the
reality in the modern age. more than 60 years later. the essence of the talk is a dad telling his son in blunt terms that some bad pleasing results in death for our black men and boys. be it intentional or intentional and unintentional. it's an unavoidable fact in our community. >> you can watch this and other programs online epic tv .org. [inaudible conversations] good evening. i'm sure bill hale president welcome to tonight's livingston lecture. before we get started i want -- you may have noticed a few cameras.